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Palaszczuk’ LNP New Bradfield Scheme plan fails

The LNP have released plans for dams they’re not going to build and can’t pay for. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the LNP’s drawings marked ‘NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION’ proved the opposition had no plan.“As the Premier said today, the Palaszczuk Government has committed $1.2 billion to water infrastructure across this state since 2017, supporting almost 2300 jobs in regional Queensland,” Dr Lynham said.“We will soon have to work for us a panel of experts to advise us on a 21st-century version of the Bradfield scheme that is feasible and affordable.“The only reason the LNP won’t say how they’ll pay for their promises is because they want to cut, sack and sell at a time when Queensland can afford it least.”Dr Lynham said that because Queensland was managing the health response, the state’s plan for economic recovery was already being delivered.“That means guaranteeing infrastructure delivery,” the Minister said.“The Palaszczuk Government is the only government building water infrastructure in Queensland.”This includes:$176 million for Rookwood Weir.$410 million for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project (Stage 1 and 2) in Townsville and sealing a $24 million deal for the next stage of assessment for the proposed Hells Gates Dam.  $16.5 million for the Burdekin Falls Dam raising feasibility studies (which includes the detailed business case).$14.53 million for the planning works for the Burdekin Falls Dam improvement project.a $16.5 million contribution to modernising an existing open channel irrigation scheme on the Atherton Tablelands.$13.6 million to kick start the new Emu Swamp Dam.$1 million feasibility study into a Warwick pipeline.“We are preserving the proposed Nullinga Dam site in Far North Queensland and pursuing alternative water supply options for the Far North,” he said.“We have made the proposed Urannah Dam a coordinated project and given the green light for the next stage of assessment as well as declaring the raising of the Burdekin Falls Dam Wall a coordinated project.””How about the LNP asks the Federal LNP to stump up the $176 million they’ve promised for Rookwood Weir in Central Queensland.“It’s time to meet their last set of dam election promises.” 
LNP drawings “Not for Construction”
Attribution: Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

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